what's the deal with toddlers and taking off clothes?

easter dinner:

honey ham--check
potato salad--check
green beans--check
naked toddler--check

--wait a minute... what the cadbury cream egg is going on here?--

i shake my head and just ask why. i don't get it but for some reason calli has hit this "nakie-nakie" stage that i'd love for her to grow out of sooner than later.

she finished her dinner and wanted to go play. we had just sat down to eat so i was happy to get her own her way so we could enjoy a nice meal among adults. after pulling her out of the chair she promptly asked me to remove her clothes. i obliged not giving one thought to where this could possibiliy go. about four minutes later she came sauntering back to the table in nothing but calli. of course the group erupted in laughter only encouraging the behavior which made it that much harder to get her still so i could get something on her. when i finally pinned her down she flipped out.

--how in the hell could i expect her to live with clothes on? here, let me claw your eyes out.--

flip out.

of course she got over it in no time but really, i don't understand why she's loves having her clothes off. and frankly, from a dad standpoint, i don't like it one bit.


Calli's Mama said...

Oh yes, she was very pleased with herself when she walked back over to the table completely "Nakie Nakie!" She was wearing a huge grin!

FYI-to you readers out there...our house has a very open set up. we can see the living room were Calli was playing from the table. There is no wall separating the rooms...just sayin'..

Roth Family Adventures said...

Zane doesn't like being "nakie, nakie" yet. He had a rash once and the doctor recommended keeping him naked for a couple of hours to allow his butt to air off. He was so freaked out by it that he kept crying and squirting out pee all over the floor. It may have to do with the fact that we had family visiting and he's a bit shy.

BTW...Since she's so willing to take her clothes off, keep Calli away from Joe Francis. And New Orleans.

Xbox4NappyRash said...

Fast Forward 18 years or so...

creative-type dad said...

I blame MTV, Dora, and her gansta' rap music...!

SuburbanDaddy said...

Yeah, we've had this problem too. I don't want to make them self-conscience. And, I don't want to appear amused because they'll just keep doing it. So, my reaction is to just ignore and hope it goes away. Just don't let them sit on the couch.

marsha said...

all of my kids, liked being naked. I don't remember when they grew out of it.